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Columbia Riverkeeper v. United States Army Corp of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the Army Corps of Engineers' approval of permits for a methanol plant in southwestern Washington. The groups argued...

The Public’s Interest and Durable Management of Energy Development on Public Lands

ELR Article

The United States owns, on behalf of all Americans, approximately 30% of the nation’s land, totaling more than 600 million acres. These lands are overseen by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the U.S. Department of the...

Government in the Sunshine Act

ELR Statute

The Sunshine Act requires, with ten specified exemptions, that the contents of the meetings of federal agencies be open to public observation.

Freedom of Information Act

ELR Statute

The FOIA allows for the disclosure of previously unreleased information controlled by the U.S. government.